Amy Williams

17 May 2011

Amy WilliamsSport/Event: Skeleton

Date and Place of Birth: 29 September 1982, Cambridge, UK

Height: 5ft 8in

Coached by: Mickey Grunberger

Occupation: Athlete (Retired, May 2012), broadcaster, pundit and commentator.

Biography:

Amy made history when, in 2010, she became the first British woman to win an Olympic Winter Games gold medal in the sport of skeleton. Her victory was Britain’s only medal of the Vancouver Games.

She was also Britain’s first gold medallist in an individual event at an Olympic Winter Games for 30 years and the first woman winner in an individual event for 58.

Amy was made an MBE for Services to Sport following her gold-medal winning performance and became only the fifth person since the Second World War to be made an Honorary Freeman of the City of Bath.

A former track and field athlete, Amy became interested in skeleton as she wanted to try something new and exciting and started with a Skeleton School Ice Camp in the winter of 2002. She came second in World Push Start Championships and then went on ice that winter.

She graduated from the University of Bath in 2007 with a Foundation Degree in Sports Performance.

Career highlights:

Gold – Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver, Canada, February, 2010

Photo by Digitalscape.

 

 

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